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November 22, 1976

The Audiovisual InterviewA New Tool in Medical Education

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Family Practice and Community Health and the Rural Physician Associate Program, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis.

JAMA. 1976;236(21):2413-2414. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270220033030

The audiovisual interview with a patient in the office of the student physician or physician is an essential undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate educational management tool. Immediate feedback and insight are obtained as to how the patient and educator perceive the performance and service of the student or professional. Therapeutic failures may be recognized, and misconceptions and misreading of verbal and nonverbal communications can be corrected immediately. There is access to integrating psychosocial and biologic variables, with a better chance to extract more valid information for creative problem-solving and less of a chance for therapeutic failures. The student recognizes and appreciates the therapy and healing in the dialogue.

(JAMA 236:2413-2414, 1976)